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Alumni Spotlights

PILI Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Kamm, 2017 PILI Intern

“Knowing that my work impacts real people in need of legal assistance instilled in me a sense of responsibility that I will carry forward long after the end of the summer.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Marlow Svatek, 2014 Law Student Intern & 2017 Graduate Fellow

“As lawyers, we represent an extremely privileged segment of society. With that privilege comes the responsibility to use our skills to better our communities and our world.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Augustinas, 2017 PILI Intern

“I came to law school knowing I wanted to practice public interest law, and that my career, however it took shape, was going to be committed to helping those who need help the most. That commitment has only been enhanced by the Internship experiences PILI has allowed me to have.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Kirsten Moran, 2017 Graduate Fellow

“I’m excited about becoming involved in other pro bono opportunities at Jones Day, and plan to continue public service advocacy in the Chicago community.”

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2017 Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Brij B. Patnaik

“Through his pro bono work, Brij demonstrates the highest ideals of our profession – service, fairness and justice. As a Jenner & Block lawyer, he epitomizes our core values of commitment to pro bono work and community service. We are privileged to call him our colleague.”

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2017 Distinguished Intern Alumni Award: Susan L. DeCostanza

“Susan embodies what PILI preaches: A lifelong commitment to public service.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Lopez-McCarthy, 2007 & 2008 Law Student Intern

“The relationships I made as a PILI Intern and Alum have thoroughly enhanced my personal life and career as an attorney.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Karla Albite, 2015 Graduate Fellow

“I have a much deeper understanding and appreciation of our job as lawyers and the corresponding commitment to public service that the profession requires.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Ritchey, 2004 Law Student Intern

“It was an eye opener to see how much power you can have with your license and how much help you can give to those less fortunate, sometimes without even leaving your office.”

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PILI Alumni Spotlight: Paula Kim, 2005 Graduate Fellow

“Being a PILI Fellow while studying for the bar is one of the many reminders that no matter how busy you are, there is always time to serve the public interest.”

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